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Communications Act 2003

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Applications for renewal of licences under 1990 Act and 1996 Act

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50(1)A provision set out in sub-paragraph (2) does not prevent the determination by OFCOM of a date falling less than one year after the making of the determination where—

(a)OFCOM consider that the relevant date for the purposes of the section in question is a date which is not more than 15 months after the commencement date; and

(b)the determination of the relevant date is made as soon as practicable after the commencement date.

(2)Those provisions are—

(a)section 53(12) of the 1990 Act;

(b)section 103A(12) of the 1990 Act;

(c)section 104A(14) of the 1990 Act;

(d)section 16(12A) of the 1996 Act;

(e)section 58(12A) of the 1996 Act.

(3)An application which is made before the commencement date in accordance with a provision set out in sub-paragraph (5) shall be treated after that date as if it had been made in accordance with that provision as amended by this Act.

(4)Where, in a case where a provision set out in sub-paragraph (5) applies, the relevant date for the purposes of the section in question is a date in the period of three months beginning with—

(a)the commencement date, or

(b)the day after the day on which the relevant date is determined,

that provision shall have effect as if the words “the day falling three months before” were omitted.

(5)Those provisions are—

(a)section 53(2) of the 1990 Act;

(b)section 103A(2) of the 1990 Act;

(c)section 104A(3) of the 1990 Act;

(d)section 16(3) of the 1996 Act;

(e)section 58(3) of the 1996 Act.

(6)In this paragraph, the “commencement date”, in relation to any provision set out in sub-paragraph (2) or (5) is the date on which the provision of Schedule 15 inserting or amending that provision comes into force.

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